When the Spanish Armada, the fleet Spain set against English, was sighted, Sir Francis Drake and his officers played bowls on Plymouth Hoe. “There is time to finish the game and beat the Spaniards too,” said Drake.
Bowling on the greens was received by Calgary Lawn Bowling Club the same earlier support as it did in the time of Drake.
Calgary Lawn Bowling Club today is one of only four historic lawn bowling clubs that remain in Calgary and is the home of the city’s remaining oldest lawn bowling club, though it is not the club’s original home of its current site in Spruce Cliff, the club has played at four club locations though it more than 100 year history dating back to 1912.
Calgary Lawn Bowling Club became Calgary First public lawn bowling Club in 1912 and became a re-organized Private Lawn Bowling Club in 1923
Today Calgary Lawn Bowling Club is a vibrant non-profit, and social club that promotes lawn bowling to all ages and abilities in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment located in the southwest community located in the south west community of Spruce Cliff, the world-class lawn bowling facility features two of the best greens in all of Canada.